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Family-owned consulting firm moves to bigger office downtown to accommodate growth

LoVasco got its start in 2013 as a small, family-owned consulting firm starting out in a small space in the Buhl Building in downtown Detroit. Today it has grown to a point where it needed to move.

NextChallenge aims to smarten up urban infrastructure tech

Technology upgrades are an everyday part of our lives. Cutting edge technology in public infrastructure, not so much. It's why NextEnergy is hosting NextChallenge: Smart Cities.

City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017

While not a replacement for a driver's license, municipal IDs will increase access to services for all Detroiters.

Fast casual Thai food restaurant chain to open second Detroit location in Capitol Park

Michigan-based Go! Sy Thai will open its new location downtown at the recently redeveloped The Albert at Capitol Park. 

Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects

The Detroit Narrative Agency will give up to 12 grants for moving image projects for Detroiters telling their story. 

Work continues on the restoration of the Detroit Yacht Club

The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation (DYCF) is kicking off another year of major repairs to its clubhouse -- the largest of its kind in the country -- with its spring fundraiser, "Restoring the Grandeur: City Lights Gala."

Castle closes $2M seed round from Silicon Valley investors

The property management software startup hit a big milestone last week, locking down a little more than $2 million in seed capital.

Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project

Countless small projects take place in Detroit every day -- projects that don't get much fanfare outside the community, neighborhood, or even block in which they have an impact. If you've worked on something small but special in the last year, we'd like to hear from you.

Detroit Ento to host five-course dinner featuring edible insects

Insects are a high-protein food source. But most are averse to trying them. To raise awareness about their potential, Detroit Ento, in collaboration with Salt and Cedar, is hosting "Detroit's first edible insect culinary event."

Outdoor Education Center transforms vacant land in Osborn neighborhood

The Greening of Detroit and Osborn Neighborhood Alliance have partnered together to repurpose four vacant lots into an Outdoor Education Center, which will provide learning opportunities for neighborhood youth. 

Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award

Now in its sixth year, Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest rewards entrepreneurs on the path to opening brick-and-mortar storefronts in either Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck with a $50,000 cash prize and a number of other benefits. 

Détroit Is the New Black finds a home at Ponyride

Roslyn Karamoko could have started her fashion label anywhere in the country. But after moving to Detroit two years ago, she fell in love with the city and created an urban clothing line to express that passion.


Investment group adds staff downtown as it spreads seed capital across Michigan

Invest Michigan oversees the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0, a multimillion dollar angel investment fund capitalized by the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

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